Persons who we have approved as intermediaries, who may refer business to Ardent or clients.
Michael Glucina – Renewable Energy, Expert Consultant | New Zealand & Internationally
Mike Glucina is a recognised leader in renewable energy development with his primary focus being the areas of geothermal and biomass energy resources. Mike is a Director of Glucina & Associates Ltd, New Zealand, which was established in 1986 to provide project management and power engineering services for thermal based renewable power developments. Mike has been involved in more than 4,000 MW of power generation developments in New Zealand, Australia, Papa New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Kenya, Iraq and the United States in the areas of geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, waste-to-energy, solar, cogeneration and combined cycle, and conventional fossil fuel generation. Mike has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Degree and a Diploma in Energy Technology (Geothermal). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Peter Savage – Financial Analyst, Finance Consultant | New Zealand
Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and an NZ Certificate in Civil Engineering, as well as many accreditations that include negotiation, presentation, business performance, proficiency in company law and financial analysis.
Peter has excelled in various roles as an Engineering Technician, Equities Analyst for the Hamelyn Group, fFinancial Accountant for Trilogy Business, Business Banking Officer for the ANZ Banking Group, Account Manager for UDC Finance and a self employed Financial Consultant.
Ardent utilises Peter on a case by case basis, for expert opinion and/or financial analysis of projects that sit within his realm of expertise and schedule. He is otherwise engaged in his own business and church commitments.
Peter is a leader with strong interpersonal skills, is confident, open-minded, conceptual, energetic and professional.
Bob Arend – Project Technology Assessor, Technology Consultant | New Zealand
Bob is an experienced “tech manager” with a Masters Degree from Princeton University and experience in consulting, teaching, admin, human relations and high-technology.
Bob specialises in providing IT consulting services to emerging or start-up companies, from software and network design to executive direction and management. His prior achievements include two large US domestic ISPs and two global ISPs – one reaching ten countries.
Bob is a devout Christian, an ordained Pastor, a wife and a father. He has lived in the United States and currently in New Zealand.
He presently sits on the Board of Directors of six companies involved in IT, communications, agriculture and general consultancy. He consults to Ardent as a project collaborator and assessor.
Gideon Chong – Insurances, Finance, commerce and estate planning | Singapore | Malaysia
Gideon is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFc) specialising in wealth protection, structuring and distribution, insurance advisory and legacy/estate planning. Note: The ChFc has been a mark of excellence for almost 30 years for financial planners in Singapore.
Gideon is currently a working member for the Singapore member of the Rockwills International Group with operations in Malaysia and Singapore. Previously, Gideon was a project manager and senior business analyst, focused on market research and strategic consulting which gave him exposure to various industries such as I.T and electronics, healthcare, consumer retail, industrial, logistics and finance.
An alumnus of the Raffles Institution, Gideon lived in the U.S.A for 10 years before returning to Singapore. Whilst overseas he completed his Physics and Journalism degree and then taught at the University of Mississippi, before working on his MBA at the University of Alabama.
His international qualifications, experience and business relatability is highly valued within the Ardent team.
Brendan Humphrey MBA, MCIOB ARICS, QFP, BSc (Hons.) - Project Relationship Management | International
Brendan Humphrey is the co-founder and CEO of several global brands. He has lectured at leading universities in business acumen and social media for business. Brendan is a true maverick executive leader of excellence. Brendan is ex Special Forces decorated leader plus a respected IS Governmental Advisor. A humble professional C Level executive who always gets the project completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
His Mantra and Credo “Time is the coin of our lives, we must use it wisely otherwise others, will spend it for us!
Brendan has an extensive professional network of excellent contacts internationally and whose own credentials and energy make him an asset to the Ardent and Avid teams.
Aside from his mother tongue, English, he is also conversant in Russian, German, Arabic, Turkish and French. His strategic thinking and leadership qualities, coupled with his supreme networking skills and personable nature, makes him valuable to our team.